Season In Review: The 1980 Royals Win KC’s First Pennant

When I decided to chronicle the daily adventures of the 1980 Royals, of course I was aware of the highlights--George Brett hitting .390, the first American League pennant, and so on. But spending so many nights with the team over the last six months (figuratively speaking, of course) has given me a new appreciation for … Continue reading Season In Review: The 1980 Royals Win KC’s First Pennant

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 21

Steve Carlton handcuffed the Royals, allowing just four hits in seven innings while striking out seven, as the Phillies captured a World Series title by defeating the Royals 4-1 on a Tuesday night at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The Phillies won the Series four games to two. Appropriately, the final game was won by Philadelphia … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 21

This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 16

The World Series paused as the two teams traveled to Kansas City, with Philadelphia holding a 2-0 edge over the Royals. Both teams welcomed the day off as they faced injury concerns. The biggest one, and the most famous, was Royals third baseman George Brett’s hemorrhoid, which had become so painful that he left Game … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: October 16